Kat Hartwig

Kat Hartwig

Team | Executive Director


Kat Hartwig is the Founder and Executive Director of Living Lakes Canada. She has been involved in international, national and regional environmental advocacy issues relating to sustainable tourism, endangered species, corporate social responsibility and water based ecosystem health since 1983. She advocates for land and water policy and protection mechanisms necessary to support biodiversity, source water protection and climate resilient communities.

She is an advisor for the Global Water Futures Canada’s First Research Excellence Fund panel, the Lake Windermere Ambassadors, and the BC Water Leaders Consortium; and a former advisor for the Small Change Fund, the Vancouver Foundation, the Columbia Basin Trust Climate Resilience Advisory and the Columbia Basin Watershed Network. She continues to serve as a board member of the Germany-based Global Nature Fund.

She resides by the headwaters of the Columbia River in the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc First Nations, where she was born and where she raised her two daughters.